Nicola Howard
  • Nicola Howard is a fantastic advocate with a technical mind.

    Chambers UK

  • She offers very good client care, is really good on paper and is very jury-friendly.

    Chambers UK

  • A lawyer who is always on top of her brief.

    Legal 500

  • Wins increasing court backing due to her communicative client manner and her skill in swiftly amassing evidence.

    Legal 500

  • Extremely talented.

    Chambers UK

  • Subtle and effective in multi-handed trials.

    Legal 500

  • An ideal junior for dealing with complex cases and demanding clients.

    Chambers UK

  • Extremely good on the organisation front, she shows great attention to detail and is firm when clients need to have a little pressure applied.

    Chambers UK

  • She is lovely to work with, clearly respected and a consummate junior who gets on very well with judges in London.

    Chambers UK

  • She provides robust and clear advice.

    Legal 500

Called 1995

Appointed Recorder 2016

Nicola Howard


Instructed as leading and junior counsel in criminal defence cases. Predominantly in large scale complex fraud cases, drug importations, money laundering and substantial confiscation proceedings. Also numerous murder cases and other matters involving serious violence.

A tremendously impressive practitioner.Chambers UK

Articles & Publications

  • Articles prepared for Counsel Magazine and Legal Week, Student Supplement (The Telegraph).


  • Recorder, South Eastern Circuit
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE)

Associated Work

  • Registered with Middle Temple as a Pupil Supervisor
  • Chairman of the Young Barristers Committee for England and Wales (2003)
  • Elected member of the Bar council
  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association
  • Speaker at the Commonwealth Law conference in Melbourne, Australia 2003
  • Delegate at the American bar Conference 2003
  • Speaker at the World Referral Bars conference in Capetown 2004
  • Advised LSC on best practice protocol for VHCC 2007

Professional Memberships

  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Female Fraud Forum (FFF)
  • The Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)